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The University Daily Kansan, 29 Jan 2013 - The Kansas state legislature doesn't care to hear about medical marijuana. After two weeks of review, the "Cannabis Compassion and Care Act" was introduced to the House yesterday by Rep. Gail Finney (D-Wichita). The bill, originally introduced by Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City, Kan.) would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kansas and decriminalize possession of up to six ounces and home growing of up to 12 plants.
The Telegram, 26 Jan 2013 - Drug-testing policies becoming the norm Second in a two-part series At 3 p.m. on a weekday, a bar on George Street is nearly empty. A bartender idly wipes the counter while a patron leans against it, nursing a beer.
Sunday News, 27 Jan 2013 - A UNITED Nations report has highlighted the extent of drug abuse in New Zealand, including " growing concern" over the misuse of prescription drugs. The 22-page document, entitled "World situation with regard to Drug Abuse" states: " The highest prevalence of opioid use was estimated to be in North America and Australia and New Zealand, which in fact reflected the misuse of prescription painkillers."
Herald Sun, 27 Jan 2013 - TENS of thousands of revellers descended on Flemington Racecourse yesterday for the Big Day Out music festival, and were faced with a team of drug sniffer dogs. Police and drug dogs were on hand to crack down on drug and alcohol-fuelled trouble makers. Police caught 40 people with drugs at the event.
Boston Globe, 29 Jan 2013 - Circle the calendar. Massachusetts health officials have set aside three days in February for public "listening sessions" across the state to help them gather opinions and ideas as they craft highly anticipated medical marijuana regulations. The three-hour sessions will be held in Worcester on Feb. 13; Boston on Feb. 14; and Holyoke on Feb. 27. Each speaker will have up to three minutes to comment.
The Tribune-Democrat, 27 Jan 2013 - SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Will the Marlboro Man light up a joint soon? The states of Washington and Colorado legalized possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in the November elections, but it is unclear if any cigarette makers plan to supply either market.
Helena Independent Record, 26 Jan 2013 - BUTTE -- The county superintendent of schools heard testimony Friday in the case of a former Butte High student facing felony drug charges who has appealed his expulsion. Kaedon Caprara, who according to court documents distributed marijuana stolen from a local marijuana dispensary to Butte High students, was treated differently than other students who have broken the district's drug policy, and therefore was wrongfully expelled, his lawyer Shawn Johnson argued before county superintendent of schools Cathy Maloney on Friday.
Rome News-Tribune, 29 Jan 2013 - As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama emphatically stated that medical marijuana use was an issue best left to the states. One of the first promises he made as the newly elected president was that he was "not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws." This was even reiterated formally in the socalled Ogden memo of 2009, in which the Department of Justice instructed U. S. attorneys that federal enforcement should apply only to medical marijuana operations that were not in clear compliance with state law.